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This web site is a personal record of some of my caving adventures during the 1960s and recounts some of my favourite walks both in Britain and overseas.
I became very interested in Caving when I was a teenager and began potholing at the age of fifteen. Bradford where I was born and raised is very handy for visiting the Yorkshire Dales, an area more abundant with caves than any other area of Britain.
I did not see it as unusual to want to descend the many caves and potholes so close at hand. I joined the Bradford Pothole Club in 1957 and during the next two years I attended many underground meets with the Club and I grew to love the sport of caving. I now spend my days outdoors fellwalking or rambling.

Derwent Reservoir to Crow Stone Edge Circular

Crash Site NGR: SK174967 Consul TF-RPM 12th April 1951.

Derwent Reservoir Circular Map

Glossop Circular walkr

The walk starts near to the head of Howden Reservoir, at the turning circle on the west side (NGR 167939). Begin by going through the gate, which bars traffic from going further up the reservoir, and follow the stony but easy track to the bridge at the head of the lake, at the spot called Slippery Stones. Cross over the bridge onto the Yorkshire side and immediately turn left (north) This 17th century packhorse bridge once stood in Derwent village before it was flooded with the construction of the Ladybower Reservoir, it was reconstructed on this spot in 1959. The wide path now passes between a large sheepfold and a steep banking before taking the footbridge that crosses the beck, which flows from the confluence of Cranberry and Bull Cloughs...